Programs


Minnesota Champion of Child Safety Award-2012

On September 20, 2012, Julie Philbrook, IFCK of Minneapolis Program Coordinator, was awarded the Minnesota Champion of Child Safety- 2012 award during the 4th Annual Minnesota Child Safety Summit in St. Paul, MN. The award recognizes significant contributions by a person or program in advancing the prevention of unintentional childhood injury in Minnesota.

The award acknowledges Philbrook’s 20 + years of dedication and commitment to helping protect children ages 14 and younger from unintentional injuries. She has accomplished this by providing leadership and mentorship to others in the field and successfully building partnerships within the injury prevention community statewide.

The Minneapolis Injury Free Coalition was established in 2002 and is based in the Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC). HCMC is a public teaching hospital and a Level 1 Trauma Center located in downtown Minneapolis. The hospital is also a member of the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions. Doctors from Hennepin Faculty Associates and staff from the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation (research arm of the HCMC system) work together to support Minneapolis Injury Free activities.

The Minneapolis Coalition hopes to reduce injuries to children in the city through data driven community based interventions and policies. Specifically, our goals are to reduce childhood injuries caused by falls, motor vehicle crashes, and unsafe home environments. The Coalition will work with neighborhood associations and communities of color to customize interventions for the diverse populations that live in the city and are served by HCMC. In addition, the coalition will strive to empower the community to continue the education efforts by providing train-the-trainer education on a variety of prevention efforts. Throughout the project on-going surveillance of injuries and deaths in Minneapolis will be monitored through hospital and state public health data sources.

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Minneapolis Directors


Contact Info

Julie Philbrook
IFCK of Minneapolis
Hennepin Healthcare
Trauma Services (O-9)
701 Park Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 873-8500
julie.philbrook@hcmed.org

Mapping address: 701 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415



Description

Background: According to the HCMC Trauma Registry, between 2003- 2007, 300 children between the ages of 0-14 were admitted with burns, of those 121 (40%) were due to hot liquids. In the children under age one, 37% were due to hot bath water. The majority (75%) of the others happened when children came in contact with other hot liquids (i.e coffee or soup). The second leading cause of burns to children admitted to HCMC was flames, followed by hot solids. ECHO TV began in September 2004 as a first-of-its-kind television series in the United States. Each month it produces a twenty-minute television program on a current health and safety issue in multiple languages. Topics range from influenza prevention to winter survival. Each topic is recorded in Spanish, Khmer, Lao, Somali, Vietnamese, and Hmong. Each episode includes a pre-recorded story, as well as a question and answer period in which ECHO hosts interview guest community leaders or topic experts who are fluent in the language in which the program is being produced. All shows are also open-captioned in English to help viewers improve English language skills. Currently the show is on Public Television channel 17 in the greater metro area, the plan is for it to go statewide by the end of the year. See attached informational sheets for more about ECHO and ECHO TV.

Design/ Method: In an effort to help prevent burns to children under age 14 we will work with the staff at ECHO to write and produce a 20 minute program on the dangers of hot liquids, flames, accelerants and the need for working smoke/CO detectors. The target audience will be parents and grandparents who have limited English proficiency. The shows will be taped at the public television station in St. Paul using health and safety experts from the six different cultures ( Hispanic, Lao, Hmong, Somali, Khmer, and Vietnamese) so the viewers will see and hear the information from a person from their own culture. All the shows will be subtitled in English.

The shows will air on public television stations throughout the state several times over a month long period and can also be viewed anytime on the ECHO web site (www.echominnesota.org). In addition, ECHO will duplicate and package DVDs of the show for us to distribute to clinics, public health agencies, cultural resource centers, and other hospitals in Minnesota. This could be very useful to hospitals that choose to be a trauma center in Minnesota as they are now required to provide their community injury prevention education.

We will track the success of the program though viewership tracking from the television station and web site hits. We will also track our burn registry statistics and fire department calls related to the target cultural groups when that data is collected

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Buckle Your Seat Belts, Minnesota Everybody, Every Seat, Every Time!

The Minnesota Seat Belt Coalition works to reduce deaths and injuries on our roadways by increasing seat belt use through education and legislation. The Coalition is coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety.

The Coalition wants people to make the decision to buckle up every time they're in a vehicle. Coalition members also agree that upgrading Minnesota's seat belt law to Universal Standard Enforcement is the least expensive and quickest way to achieve significant increases in seat belt use.

The Coalition is individuals and organizations from across the state - businesses, health care providers, emergency responders, law enforcement officers, community organizations, parents, insurance representatives, auto dealers, crash survivors and others. You can join the Coalition and help us achieve our goal. Just click on the link below and complete the Call to Action. When you join the Minnesota Seat Belt Coalition, you'll be helping to make Minnesota a safer place to live.

NEXT MEETING: TBA Minnesota Safety Council Annex 474 Concordia Avenue Saint Paul, Minnesota 55103

You can communicate with the Minnesota Seat Belt Coalition by calling 651-228-7321 or 1-800-444-9150 x 321 OR via e-mail at msc@mnsafetycouncil.org

Contact Information

Julie Philbrook, RN
IFCK of Minneapolis Project Director
Hennepin County Medical Center
(612) 873-8500
julie.philbrook@co.hennepin.mn.us



Description

IFCK of Minneapolis at Hennepin County Medical Center received a fifth year of funding from the MN Dept. of Public Safety to continue efforts to reduce traffic related injuries and deaths. The 2009 grant will focus on teen driving High School Seat traffic safety challenge during the month of April.

Members for the IFCK of Minneapolis also serve on the Safe Communities advisory board.

For more information on this project go to http://www.hcmc.org/depts/em/Tprevention.htm

Contact Information

Julie Philbrook, RN, MA
IFCK of Minneapolis at HCMC
(612) 873-8500
julie.philbrook@hcmed.org



Description

Car seat clinics around the Twin Cities are available to learn to properly install a seat or booster. To find one nearest to you and make an appointment, go the Buckle Up Kids website.

http://www.buckleupkids.state.mn.us/

IFCK of Minneapolis at HCMC conducts clinic several times a yeara call our hotline and leave a message and our staff will call you back to arrange your appointment 612-873-7378

Contact Information

Julie Philbrook

(612) 873-8500

julie.philbrook@hcmed.org




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Falls are the leading cause of trauma admission to HCMC. This is especially true for seniors. This 1 hour program educates seniors and their caregivers about common causes of falls, how alcohol and certain medication can increase the risk of falls and actions that can be taken to decrease the risk of falls.

Contact Information

Julie Philbrook, RN, MA
julie.philbrook@hcmed.org
612-873-8500



Description

Communities throughout the Twin Cities host 2-3 day events which provide children in 3rd and 4th grade with a variety of safety information. The day camp format is most often coordinated by the city's Police/Fire/Park and Rec departments. They invite local experts to conduct a variety of interactive safety sessions. IFCK of Mpls presents during eight camps each summer. Topics by IFCK include Bike Safety, Booster Seats, Burn and poison prevention, and home safety.

Contact Information

Julie Philbrook
julie.philbrook@hcmed.org
612-873-8500



Description

This 4 week challenge is conducted every spring at area high schools. The students plan out a variety of intervention with the goal to increase seat belt use among their peers. A pre and post seat belt check is conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the program. The schools are then awarded cash and the Golden Seat Belt award for best over all seat belt use, most improved use rate.

In 2008 11 schools completed the challenge all of them saw an increase in their seat belt use rate. The most improved school saw a 30% increase (50% at the start up to 80% at the end). The best over all use rate at 97%. Each school that completed the program received $150 and an award plaque. 2100 High school students were exposed to the Drive Smart program.


Contact Information

Julie Philbrook
IFCK on Minneapolis at Hennepin County Medical Center
julie.philbrook@hcmed.org
612-873-8500



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Andrew Kiragu, MD, FAAP, FCCM

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Principal Investigator

Biography:
Dr. Andrew Kiragu is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. He is an Associate of the Children’s Respiratory and Critical Care Specialist’s group and provides pediatric critical care at Children’s of Minnesota and Gillette Children’s Hospital. He is also the Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Critical Care Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He completed his undergraduate studies at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada and subsequently graduated from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC. He served his residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care at the University of Minnesota.

As a pediatric intensivist at Children's of Minnesota and Hennepin Healthcare, two of Minnesota’s premier Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Centers, he has considerable expertise in the management of critically injured children particularly those with severe traumatic brain injuries. He is also engaged in injury prevention efforts with and is the site primary investigator of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids Hennepin Healthcare and Children’s of Minnesota sites. In addition to his service on the Injury Free Coalition for Kids National Board he also serves on the boards of Safe Kids Minnesota and the Midwest Injury Prevention Alliance. Nationally, he is also the co-chair of the Injury Control Special Interest Group of the Academic Pediatric Association. He is also a member of the Minnesota Department of Health Brain Injury Interagency Leadership Council and the Minnesota Injury and Violence Prevention Action Coalition. Dr. Kiragu is an active advocate for children at the state and national level and is a Past President of the board of directors of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Contact Information

Email Address:
Andrew.Kiragu@hcmed.org or Andrew.Kiragu@childrensmn.org

Phone Number:
612-813-3300 or 612-873-4075

Mailing Address:
Hennepin County Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics
701 Park Ave S. MC G7
Minneapolis, MN 55415
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2530 Chicago Avenue S, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55404


Julie Philbrook, R.N., DNP, MAN, MAL

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Job Title:
Trauma Prevention Specialist

Biography:
Education: No. Hennepin Community College Brooklyn Park, MN Nursing AD 1982 Metropolitan State Univ. St. Paul, MN Nursing BA 1991 Augsburg College Minneapolis, MN Leadership MAL 1997 Augsburg College Minneapolis, MN Nursing, MAN 2012

Professional Experience:

Julie Philbrook has been a registered nurse at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis, MN since 1983. . Her education includes a Bachelors Degree in Nursing, Masters degree in Nursing and a Master of Art in Leadership degree and Doctorate in Nursing Practice Degree? She has also completed a certification program in Parish Nursing through Concordia College in Minnesota. Ms. Philbrook has been the Trauma Prevention Specialist at HCMC since 1991. She has been the program coordinator for IFCK of Minneapolis since 2002. She has been the state coordinator for the THINK FIRST Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Prevention program for 27 years and served on the Minnesota Child Passenger Safety Advisory Board for 10 years. .She has spoken extensively at several local ,state, national and international conferences on the topic of EMS and injury prevention. These conferences include IFCK, the International BTLS conference,and The First Annual International EMS conference in Vladivostok, Russia

Ms. Philbrook has planned and coordinated countless trauma prevention programs including bike rodeos, high school mock car crashes, worksite programs, car seat safety events, youth sports safety education, and fall prevention for seniors. She serves on several safety committees including the MN Safe Kids Coalition and the Metro Area Safe Communities Coalition. She has conducted and published research on prevention related topics and also works with the media on a regular basis reporting on a variety of injury related topics.

Publication: Philbrook, J. EMS and Child Passenger Safety. MN EMS-C Resource Center Prepare. 1999. 1:5,p. 5

Philbrook, J.K., Franke- Wilson, N.A. The effectiveness of a peer lead smart driving campaign on high school students’ driving habits. Journal of Trauma. 2009 2009:67(1) pp.S67-69.

Philbrook, J.K., Kiragu, A.W., Geppert, J.S., Graham, P. R., Richardson, L.M., Kriel, R.L. Pediatric injury prevention: Methods of booster seat education. 2009 Pediatric Nursing. 33:4 pp.215-220.

Philbrook, J. K. The effectiveness of a peer lead smart driving campaign on high school students’ driving habits. Approaches in Critical Care. July 2010:4. pp.12-15.

Philbrook, J. K. Tragedy moves a family to take action to change seatbelt laws. Approaches in Critical Care. June 2011:6. pp.23-24.

Philbrook, J.K.(2011). Injury Prevention for Infants and Children Family Members; Encyclopedia of Family Health; Craft-Rosenberg & Pehler (ed). Sage Publications Thousand Oaks, CA .

Individual Awards: 2000-HCMC Excellence in Nursing Award 2001-Minnesota Injury Prevention Professional 2012- Minnesota Champion of Child Safety Award 2017- MN Towards Zero Deaths Child Passenger Star Award

Program Awards: National Association of Counties Achievement Award 1996- Mock Crash Scenario 1998- Child Passenger Safety Training Center 2002- Family Safety Resource Center 2018- Think First Community Involvement Award

Local/state Awards: 1997- All State Safety Leadership Award- H.O.P.E. for a Safe Community 1998- Minnesota Hospital and Healthcare Partnership Community Health Award 2003- Hennepin County Star Performer Award

Contact Information

Email Address:
julie.philbrook@hcmed.org

Phone Number:
(612) 873-8500

Mailing Address:
Truama Services (O9)
Hennepin County Medical Center
701 Park Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55415


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Julie is available to answer your group's questions via telephone or e-mail.

Julie is available to travel to speak to your group in person.

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